Xi’an Liangjiatan International School provides a full education from 3-year-olds learning their first words of English to high school students applying to prestigious foreign universities.
The long-awaited annual XLIS Sports Day has been successfully accomplished!This year we focused on a combination of track-and-field activities which showcased students and teachers immersed in the spirit of competition and teamwork that can only be achieved through the sports.
PYP & ECE Sports Day
After a month of dedicated training under the watchful eyes of our PSPE teachers, twelve classes from the primary school geared up to demonstrate their athletic attributes and love for the sports. This year we focused on a combination of track and field activities which included sprinting, long-distance running and long jump, as well as fun activities such as tug-of-war and water-balloon toss.
On the Sports Day for our Early Years programme, it was important that the event was developmentally appropriate and promoted the values of the International Baccalaureate. Our ECE-P1 students demonstrated their PSPE skills over 5 engaging events. Their coordination and creativity in the balloon keep up was appreciable. Their risk-taking and equilibrium skills were demonstrated during “the jump the river competition”. As their international-mindedness was showcased in the classic American carnival, the game of “corn-hole”, their fine and gross motor skills were noticed in the goal kicking event. In all events, being caring and safe was of the utmost importance. The Competition between students was only for fun and the children had a fantastic time with their friends. In the XLIS Early Years there are only winners so at the end of the event all students were ecstatic to receive their first medal. Perhaps, there are some future Olympians among them?
MYP & DP Sports Day
Our young learners’ sporting activities were followed by our secondary students and staff collaborating closely to deliver an equally fun event with a healthy dose of competition. The students were enthusiastic and participated with great sportsmanship throughout the event. This year we focused on traditional track and field challenges such as the 100m, 400m, relay, long jump and shot put. Students who participated represented their dynasties. It was the Tang Dynasty who stole the show. On the day they had several event winners, taking the prize for the overall best team. Many of the Dynasties had students that were able to showcase their talents outside of the classroom, providing an opportunity for success other than through academics. This sporting event should serve as a springboard to get some of our emerging athletes involved in future school teams such as the cross-country club.
We thank everyone at XLIS for making this wonderful event one for the ages and remain committed to promoting the benefits of a healthy sports culture to every member of our ever-growing community!
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Luke Pinkney Osborn (Primary PSPE Teacher)
Richie Li (Primary PSPE Teacher, Sports Venue and Facility Manager)
Kevin McGarry (MYP Physical and Health Education Teacher, CAS Coordinator, High School Lead Teacher, Head of House)
Hakim Halim (MYP Physical and Health Education Teacher, Service As Action Coordinator)